At this dojo (school) we (Santacruztodokai.com) study iaido (居合道 pronounced e-i-do). Popularly known as “the art of drawing the sword”. These teachings have evolved from the warrior class known as samurai. Developed by Hayashizake Jinsuke Shigenobu in the late 16th Century after Japan was unified under the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. The basic principle involves controlled, precise movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard (saya), striking or cutting, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard (noto).
Iaido teaches the use of actual metal weaponry, these techniques are real (this is not a sport). These techniques are taught through forms (kata). We also have partner practice or sparring (kumadachi), where we use wooden swords (bokken). All students use an unsharpened sword (iaito) for safety reasons.
Our dojo is shared space with the Body and Soul Yoga studio. Training time is Tuesday Morning 9-11am and Thursday Evening 7:15-9:15pm. We are currently accepting new students...Please reply to this ad if interested in training. Santacruztodokai.com
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